Login   Register     FAQ    Members

View unanswered posts   View active topics


Board index .:|:. Slogging at Lessons :: Books .:|:. Lemon Biscuits & Liberty Bodices
It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 01:48



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2018, 21:36 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play

Joined: 17 Nov 2011, 02:45
Posts: 897
Recent wedding cakes I have experienced have included a pork pie as the top layer, and one made entirely of cheeses.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2018, 15:47 
Offline
Going to tea at Freudesheim
Going to tea at Freudesheim
User avatar

Joined: 21 May 2012, 14:59
Posts: 134
One of my aunties had a giant pile of profiteroles at her wedding.

I'm not surprised fruit cakes keep so long, it's amazing what brandy can do! It's not for everyone though, some people find it a bit heavy.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 03:12 
Offline
Receiving support from the form
Receiving support from the form
User avatar

Joined: 25 Feb 2007, 15:45
Posts: 653
Location: Australia
One of my friends had a lovely wedding cake of lots of different types of cupcakes and the guests got to choose which one they would like to eat/take home.

It was really beautiful and I loved the different flavours so we weren't all forced to eat fruit cake which I detest.

_________________
It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how - Dr Seuss


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 07:45 
Offline
Having Miss Annersley for Civics
Having Miss Annersley for Civics
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3280
Location: West London Alps
Joyce wrote:
One of my friends had a lovely wedding cake of lots of different types of cupcakes and the guests got to choose which one they would like to eat/take home.

It was really beautiful and I loved the different flavours so we weren't all forced to eat fruit cake which I detest.
We need to return to the older tradition of groom's cake (the dark fruit one) and bride's cake (sponge, basically, like your friend's cupcakes, Joyce). After all, a lot of people don't like (a) fruit cake and/ or (b) marzipan. We had fruit cake and sponge cake when I got married - can't have too much cake, after all!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 10:23 
Offline
Bored
Bored
User avatar

Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 22:35
Posts: 2259
Location: Berkshire, England
Prince William had a chocolate biscuit groom's cake.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 13:22 
Offline
Indulging in a midnight feast
Indulging in a midnight feast

Joined: 29 Dec 2009, 15:11
Posts: 538
I think I'm in the minority. I love fruit cake and marzipan - not keen on rock-hard icing though.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 14:20 
Offline
Sub-prefect!
Sub-prefect!
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2958
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
lizco wrote:
I think I'm in the minority. I love fruit cake and marzipan - not keen on rock-hard icing though.

Same here lizco...you can keep all your boring sponges and especially cupcakes. What are they for, I ask myself? And as for muffins and macarons! Sheer waste of calories in my book.....

i am however about to make a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake to celebrate 60 years of friendship with my friend from Germany. A far superior recipe to Harry and Meghan's though....

We met as teenagers on the 12th of July 1958....

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - Bear with me...


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 14:25 
Offline
Sub-prefect!
Sub-prefect!
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 2983
Location: in a world of her own
lizco wrote:
I think I'm in the minority. I love fruit cake and marzipan - not keen on rock-hard icing though.


I love fruit cake - especially with cheese! - but don't like the icing or the marzipan...

cestina wrote:
i am however about to make a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake to celebrate 60 years of friendship with my friend from Germany. A far superior recipe to Harry and Meghan's though....

We met as teenagers on the 12th of July 1958....


I have a good recipe for a gin and tonic drizzle cake!

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 14:40 
Offline
Having a say in the Sale theme
Having a say in the Sale theme
User avatar

Joined: 19 Jan 2004, 21:07
Posts: 3525
Location: Cambridgeshire
Marzipan is essential!

Seriously, there's nothing to equal a rich fruit cake with a thick layer of marzipan.

_________________
Carpe diem, carpe noctem, carpe pecuniam et exe, celerrime.
A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
'Life,' said Marvin, 'don't talk to me about life!'


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 16:47 
Offline
Sub-prefect!
Sub-prefect!
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2958
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
abbeybufo wrote:
[
cestina wrote:
i am however about to make a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake to celebrate 60 years of friendship with my friend from Germany. A far superior recipe to Harry and Meghan's though....

We met as teenagers on the 12th of July 1958....


I have a good recipe for a gin and tonic drizzle cake!

Hmm - I have lots of tonic but would have to get a bottle of gin. Or would it work with slivovice do you suppose? Or rather jablkovice (apple version).

Think I will stick to mine this time round...in another 60 years, who knows?

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - Bear with me...


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 16:57 
Offline
Attending the Fifth Form Evening
Attending the Fifth Form Evening
User avatar

Joined: 04 Jan 2012, 06:47
Posts: 327
Location: North Carolina, USA
We didn't have a wedding cake (too expensive!), but we had flaming doughnut holes: doughnut holes dipped in rum then flambed, served with vanilla or banana ice cream from our favourite local homemade ice cream shop.

I love a good fruitcake with marzipan and icing. It satisfies the sweet tooth and it's rich enough that a small slice goes a long way.

_________________
"I -- I didn't think!" -- Carola Johnstone


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2018, 17:24 
Offline
Sub-prefect!
Sub-prefect!
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2958
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
mynameisdumbnuts wrote:
We didn't have a wedding cake (too expensive!), but we had flaming doughnut holes: doughnut holes dipped in rum then flambed, served with vanilla or banana ice cream from our favourite local homemade ice cream shop.


Hmm, my kind of cake! :D

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - Bear with me...


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2018, 13:30 
Offline
Being taken down a peg or two
Being taken down a peg or two
User avatar

Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 21:21
Posts: 633
Location: On the sofa
My daughter and her husband had sponge for the top layer of their cake, and fruit cake underneath. I love fruit cake, but not the icing - these days, if we have a Christmas cake, it is covered in dried fruit and nuts, and then glazed - and there is little to beat a really good sponge cake, but I'd prefer butter icing or ganache to royal icing on it.

And, Cestina - I, too, am celebrating 60 years of friendship with my longest-standing friend in September. We recently had a week-long reunion with others from my secondary school in Greece, which was fun, and she was there. My husband took an "official photo" of us both, but the shadows make it look as though I have a moustache....


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2018, 22:24 
Offline
Having Miss Ferrars as Form Mistress
Having Miss Ferrars as Form Mistress
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2010, 20:24
Posts: 451
I was given a piece of fruit wedding cake recently, a couple of days after the wedding. They told me after I'd taken a bite that the fruit had been soaking in alcohol for weeks! Definitely had a kick to it, glad I'm not a driver! :lol:


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 10:31 
Offline
Declaring it to have been the best term
Declaring it to have been the best term
User avatar

Joined: 03 Sep 2009, 20:25
Posts: 1097
Location: Somewhere between realms
Does anyone else here make a wish when eating wedding cake?

_________________
Wishes the land of Merlin and magic was real


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 15:39 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7947
Location: Manchester
Yes!

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 16:34 
Offline
Bored
Bored
User avatar

Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 22:35
Posts: 2259
Location: Berkshire, England
"The Bridesmaids keep their slices and place them under their pillows that night in the belief that they will dream of their own future husbands."

Found this on a wedding site - presumably in a little box or there would be lots of crumbs in the morning!


Last edited by ivohenry on 21 Jul 2018, 19:53, edited 1 time in total.

Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 19:18 
Offline
Declaring it to have been the best term
Declaring it to have been the best term
User avatar

Joined: 03 Sep 2009, 20:25
Posts: 1097
Location: Somewhere between realms
ivohenry wrote:
"The Bridesmaids keep their slices and place them under their pillows that night in the belief that they will dream of their own future husbands."

Found this on a wedding sote - presumably in a little box or there would be lots of crumbs in the mnorning!

That's lovely, Ivohenry! Let's hope it was in a box :)

_________________
Wishes the land of Merlin and magic was real


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 20:51 
Offline
Having Miss Annersley for Civics
Having Miss Annersley for Civics
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3280
Location: West London Alps
Either that, or a rather firm cake mix, to say the least!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 22:20 
Offline
Meeting the escort mistress
User avatar

Joined: 12 Jan 2009, 23:31
Posts: 39
And in Agatha Christie's After the Funeral, the dotty companion is saved from being poisoned because she put some of the bogus wedding cake under her pillow. No box mentioned there.

_________________
"Davy had no sorrows that plum jam could not cure." Anne of Avonlea


Top | End
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Board index .:|:. Slogging at Lessons :: Books .:|:. Lemon Biscuits & Liberty Bodices
It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 01:48

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group